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David Ibarra

(HOUSTON) — A sting operation led to the arrest of a Houston man who was allegedly trying to meet underage girls on the internet.

David Ibarra, 30, is charged with online solicitation of a minor. According to court documents, Houston Police Department officers contacted him through an ad posted on Craigslist asking where to meet young girls for sex.

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Harris County Assistant District Attorney Steven Driver said an officer arranged a meeting with Ibarra by posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Driver said Ibarra admitted to police that he knew he was trying to meet a 14-year-old. Id convicted, he faces anywhere from two to 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000.

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